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Address: Loc Passo Giau | Colle Santa Lucia, 32020 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Passo Giau (2236 m high) is a wonderful place from which you can admire the...

Passo Giau (2236 m high) is a wonderful place from which you can admire the Dolomites, famous for its beautiful scenery is also the starting point of many tourist itineraries. From here you can start to go to Croda da Lago, Mondeval, 5 Torri, Averau and Nuvolau. It is divided between the territory of Colle Saint Lucia and the territory of Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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Best rifugio on Alta Via trekking

We stayed 1 night while walking Alta Via 1 route. Great rifugio with lots of character, quality rooms, unbeatable views/location. We also loved the restaurant, sumptuous dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Elina R
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night while walking Alta Via 1 route. Great rifugio with lots of character, quality rooms, unbeatable views/location. We also loved the restaurant, sumptuous dinner and service. Overall we visited and stayed in 6 rifugios while walking the route, and Passso Giau was the best. Would love to come again!

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Maribor, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

As I drove all Passo Gardena, Sella, Pordoi, Falzarego and Giau in one day, I can say that Passo Giau is for sure the toughest, most interesting and with the greatest incline from these mentioned Dolomites passes. Road is as wide as on the other passes (so a car can without problems meet bus in the middle of the pass)... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Toughest and most dramatic cycle climb in the area - my third ascent as part of the Maratona Dles Dolomites. Every time the pass is different. It has been scorching, pelting with hail, or in this case dry and warm. The views and panoramas are breathtaking. The last few hairpins from the Selva di Cadore side are wonderful, with views... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Motorcycle drivers rejoice; this is one of the best. Bikes and bicycles on the road were numerous, and we loved it too, though without our beloved GS1150 left back home in Colorado.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

A great place to stop your car , look at the panorama , get cold and fresh air . The view is just breathtaking! Also a caffe is here if you need any .

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Passo Giau has to be one of the most spectacular rides in this region. We had a great coffee and strudel at the summit. Amazing road that is draped like a ribbon down the mountainside.

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Thank David R
Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This place is probably spectacular all year around, the views are just amazing and breathtaking. We have been there in late May and there still was snow leftovers and dull colored grass, there were nothing green and blue like seen in so many pictures and this is what I was afraid of while planning our trip. But wait, it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited by car from Cortina d Apenzzo just after ski season closed. We could enjoy nice view of this small town in the valley while driving up to the pass. There was no snow on the road and after winded but easy drive 10 minutes there appered great view of mountains in the other side of the pass. It was... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We were there in mid April 2016, but it snowed a lot there. So we could not see anything, all the facilities on the passo were closed. Even, the road condition was much dangerous because we pick up a rental car in Milan Avis which were not equiped with the snow chain. I drove 1.3L diesel very carefully and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful spot. From here there are a few trekking path that go up to the Averau. You can also just stop there to admire the mountains.

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